RECORD HIGHS AND SNOW: 21 Minnesota cities with biggest temperature drop

- Monday brought record high or near-record high temperature to much of Minnesota, but it was followed by the first real blast of winter, complete with several inches of snow and wind gusts of more than 40 mph. 

The largest 24-hour temperature change was recorded in both Fairmont and Mankato in southern Minnesota, where there was a 42 degree difference in temperature from Monday to Tuesday. Here is a look at the largest temperatures swings across Minnesota over the past 24 hours, as recorded by the National Weather Service.

Fairmont: -42

Mankato: -42

Owatonna: -41

Waseca: -41

Faribault: -41

Stanton: -40

Albert Lea: -39

Lakeville: -38

St. James: -38

Crystal: -37

Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport -37

Eden Prairie: -37

New Ulm: -36

Cambridge: -36

Red Wing: -36

Blaine: -36

South St. Paul: -35

St. Paul (Downtown): -35

Rush City: -35

Princeton: -34

Glencoe: -34


The Twin Cities metro saw between two and 2.5 inches of snow, with 2.1 inches recorded at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, according to the National Weather Service. Northwestern Minnesota got the most snow, based on 24-hour snow totals. Warroad and Roosevelt near Lake of the Woods got nine and 11 inches of snow respectively. 

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